I hope you had a lovely weekend. It was so beautiful here with a bit of rain on Saturday and cooler weather.
This is the first time I've completed a challenge over at Challenge Me Happy - what a delightful challenge site. They post such a wonderful variety of challenges twice each month. If you haven't discovered them yet, you really should hop on over and take a look at their fun challenges!!
Here is my take on the current challenge. This is my niece, Abby, at our son's wedding this past December. Isn't she a little charmer?
The current challenge over at Challenge Me Happy is a fun recipe to incorporate each of the following "ingredients":
One or more stamps (I used 5 butterfly stamps from 3 different sets.)
Ribbon, twine or both (Ribbon roses intertwined with twine looped up as a butterfly trail)
Two or more paper clips (Three used to hang the two tassels and a charm from the twine)
No cardstock (none)
Three or more patterned papers (4 different patterns from Donna Salazar and the white doily is cut from a grungy white sheet of Basic Grey)
**Mist/Paint/ink & border punches are freebies as always!**
Handcrafted Flowers ~ For the large peony flower I used the Donna Salazar Grand Peony dies by Spellbinder and for the smaller roses I used Donna's Rose Creations dies and a tutorial by Gabrielle Pollacco. Rose Creations was also used to cut the leaves which I crinkled and inked.
Dimensional Embossed Butterflies ~ I stamped these two butterflies twice, covered in clear embossing powder and heat set. I then fussy cut and layered them, curling the wings on the top layer for dimension. The smaller butterflies in the bottom left corner were also heat embossed and fussy cut, but are only one layer.
Paper clip hangers ~ I decided to get a bit creative with some Tim Holtz mini paper clips and used them to hang the chain tassels and sweet charm from the twine.
Die Cuts ~ I used the new Artiste Cricut Cart by CTMH to cut the gorgeous white lace doily pieces. (Well truth be told, they are actually tiara images, but they work like a doily - lol) Thanks Mandy for allowing me to use your cartridge!! (Mandy is a CTMH consultant if you are interested in this amazing cart.)
Machine Stitching ~ I zigzaged around the two large mat layers.
Distrezzing ~ I used the Donna Salazar Distrezz-It-All by Zutter to distress my edges. I have to keep on saying how much I really enjoy this tool and the hours upon hours it has saved me over hand distressing.
Donna Salazar Botanique ~ Stationary
Donna Salazar Botanique ~ Bliss
Donna Salazar Antiquities ~ Harmony
Donna Salazar Antiquities ~ Wonderful
Basic Grey Olivia ~ Isabella
Fancy Pants Alpha Stickers ~ Babe
Tim Holtz Idea-ology ~ Mini Paper Clips
Tim Holtz Idea-ology ~ Chain Tassels
Explorer by Traditions ~ Charms (Hobby Lobby)
Rose Ribbon - Stash
The Paper Studio Gen Antique Poppy Brad (Hobby Lobby)
Twine ~ Stash
Donna Salazar Spellbinder Dies ~ Grand Peony
Donna Salazar Spellbinder Dies ~ Rose Creations
CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge (Thanks Mandy!)
Bo Bunny Stamps ~ Ambrosia
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous ~ Nature's Elements
Inque Botique Stamps ~ Grunge
Martha Stewart Punch - Doily Lace
EK Success Punch Morocco Lace
Ranger Clear Embossing Powder
CTMH Ink - Garnet and Greywood (Thanks Mandy!!)
TSUKINEKO Ink ~ London Fog
Ranger Distress Ink ~ Aged Mahogany, Walnut Stain, Black Soot, Vintage Photo
Ranger Distress Markers ~ Aged Mahogany, Walnut Stain
Ranger Alcohol Ink ~ Copper Mixative, Slate
Smooch Spritz ~ Silver Foil
Helmar Professional Acid Free Glue
Helmar Zap Dots
Donna Salazar Distrezz-It-All by Zutter
Cricut ~ Expression 2
Sizzix Big Shot
Ranger Craft Mat
Tim Holtz Piercing Tool
EK Success Honey Bee Scissors
Fiskars Self-healing Mat and Craft Knife
Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.
~ Blessings ~